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Cougars Outlast Jaguars 24-21

For the third year in a row, the Northwest Jags have fallen to their bitter rival Quince Orchard in their yearly regular season match up. That Cougars outlasted the Jags, on Friday night to 24-21.

The Jags were forced to play catch-up all night after allowing Quince Orchard to jump out to 7-0 lead on 50-yard pass from senior quarterback Doc Bonner in the first quarter. Bonner would score again in the second quarter on a 40-yard designed sweep to stake the Cougars to a 14-0 lead.

The interception of a Chris Craddock pass would lead to a field goal by senior QO kicker Hayden August just before halftime. The three points would be the difference in the game and give the Red Army a 17-0 lead going into halftime

The Jags wasted no time getting on the board in the second half as Craddock found Alphonso Foray over the middle on a short route, and the junior receiver broke a few tackles and scampered to the endzone cut the lead to 17-6. A two-point conversion pass from Rob McNamee would further cut the lead to 17-8.

However, the Cougars were not done, as senior receiver Fofie Bazzie sprinted for a 50-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 24-8 in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

The Jags would put together a drive including a 38-yard pass from Craddock to Norval Black, which moved the ball inside the Quince Orchard 20-yard line. Two tough runs from Kahlil Owens would move the ball to the 1-yard line, and Craddock would dive over the goalline on a quarterback sneak to cut the lead to 24-14. The two-point conversion attempt would fail.